41st Mourne Mountain Marathon

19th & 20th September 2020, Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland – subject to COVID-19 restrictions

Not your average 26 mile marathon!

Come and test your navigation and endurance skills every September, in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. A competitive event for teams of two, who can enter one of four categories, covering between 35km and 55km over two days. There is also a one day score class. Camp overnight and be self-sufficient. Walkers to elite runners.

The event centre for the 41st Mourne Mountain Marathon will be announced in August 2020.


For the Elite, B, C & D classes, the fastest team around a set number of control markers over the 2 days wins. For the score, the team that collects the most points in six hours wins.

The distance vs. ascent ratio are guidelines and will vary depending on terrain, weather, competitor experience and level of fitness.

What you get

Challenging courses, amazing mountain experience
Flexible start time on day 1
Wide spread of prize categories
SPORTident race timing
Changing / showering facilities at event centre
T-shirt and car sticker
Refreshments at end of day 2

What it costs

£100 per team until 31st July and £110 until full
Score Class £40 per team until 31st July, £45 thereafter
 300 team limit. 30 teams for Score Class

Latest News


Update On 2020 Event

Two announcements from the Mourne Mountain Marathon Committee:         


Watch full video from 2019

Missing the Mournes during lockdown? This throwback to last year's 40th Mourne


COVID-19 Update April 2020

Update on the 2020 Event from the Mourne Mountain Marathon Committee   


Event Partners